Horses, Heifers and Hairy Pigs

The Life of a Yorkshire Vet


Author: Julian Norton

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782436847

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2786

Horses, Heifers and Hairy Pigs

The Life of a Yorkshire Vet


Author: Julian Norton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782438359

Category: Television personalities

Page: 256

View: 608

Star of Channel 5's television series The Yorkshire Vet, Julian Norton has written a warm, evocative and often funny memoir of his life and the huge variety of animals and people he has met along the way. From his childhood love of animals, through his training and first steps in the profession and the pressures and challenges faced by vets, dealing with unexpected exotic pets - and handling excitable humans too - Julian has seen all sides of the veterinary world and writes about it all with humour and affection. Julian's story is sometimes sad, often funny and always warm and compassionate, bringing to life the world of the working vet and the highs and lows he and his colleagues face on a daily basis.

A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons


Author: Julian Norton

Publisher: Charnwood

ISBN: 9781444837445

Category: Large type books

Page: 296

View: 3205

Julian Norton has been a vet for over twenty years, and in that time he has treated animals of every kind - snakes and lizards, fish and fowl, sheep, goats, alpacas, cows, horses - you name it, Julian has seen it and, most likely, made it better. In A YORKSHIRE VET THROUGH THE SEASONS, Julian recounts more inspirational tales from his life, the animals he has treated and the people he has met, including the challenges and surprises that occur at the most unlikely times. Whether he is tending to a domestic pet at his practice in Thirsk, or called out to an injured swan in the middle of a cold Yorkshire night, the animals always come first, and Julian's passion and commitment are always to the fore.

Ruby Rose

Holy is the pain that pushes you beyond


Author: Freya Boyesen

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 1782222987

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 939

Ruby Ruse is a candid journey to the heart of loss. It is a reminder of life’s brevity, a tribute to a light that burned incandescently, and a testament of love. To any young person who might find fresh determination through these words, to any parent facing the same aching void as my own, or to anyone out there who is touched or moved in any way by this story of life and death – I have written this book for you.

A Farmer and His Dog


Author: Adam Henson

Publisher: BBC Books

ISBN: 9781785942488


Page: 320

View: 7655

There is nothing quite like the relationship between a farmer and his dog. 'For me, the bond I have with Peg, my border collie sheepdog is priceless. I know how very lucky I, and thousands of other shepherds and farmers, are to have these extraordinarily bright, enthusiastic dogs at our side.' In A Farmer and His Dog, Adam Henson explores the unique relationship between a farmer and his most loyal friend. Sheepdogs come in a variety of shapes and sizes from border collies to Australian kelpies (rumoured to be a distant relative of the dingo). Not only are they essential to the running of a farm, but they are also fiercely intelligent and exceptionally devoted companions, having evolved over millennia to make the make the work of a shepherd possible. But it is not just the farmer working the land who benefits from the extraordinary relationship between man and dog. Beginning by introducing us to the dogs who have been faithful companions to the Henson family over the years, Adam goes on to explore the impact made by the UK's hardest working breeds. From traditional herding dogs and gundogs - such as the Labrador's he grew up with and the Hungarian wire-haired Vizslas like Boo and Olive who live with him now - to the assistance dogs, sniffer dogs and even search and rescue dogs, whose stories have reinforced Adam's belief that we humans owe an enormous debt to our wet-nosed, four-legged friends.



Author: James Joyce,General Press


ISBN: 8180320995

Category: Fiction

Page: 860

View: 8680

'Ulysses' is a novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal 'The Little Review' from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach in February 1922, in Paris. 'Ulysses' has survived bowdlerization, legal action and bitter controversy. Capturing a single day in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom, his friends Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus, his wife Molly, and a scintillating cast of supporting characters, Joyce pushes Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes. An undisputed modernist classic, its ceaseless verbal inventiveness and astonishingly wide-ranging allusions confirm its standing as an imperishable monument to the human condition. It takes readers into the inner realms of human consciousness using the interior monologue style that came to be called stream of consciousness. In addition to this psychological characteristic, it gives a realistic portrait of the life of ordinary people living in Dublin, Ireland, on June 16, 1904. The novel was the subject of a famous obscenity trial in 1933, but was found by a U.S. district court in New York to be a work of art. The furor over the novel made Joyce a celebrity. In the long run, the work placed him at the forefront of the modern period of the early 1900s when literary works, primarily in the first two decades, explored interior lives and subjective reality in a new idiom, attempting to probe the human psyche in order to understand the human condition. This richly-allusive novel, revolutionary in its modernistic experimentalism, was hailed as a work of genius by W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot and Ernest Hemingway. Scandalously frank, wittily erudite, mercurially eloquent, resourcefully comic and generously humane, 'Ulysses' offers the reader a life-changing experience. Publisher : General Press

The White Peacock


Author: D. H. Lawrence,Andrew Robertson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521294270

Category: Fiction

Page: 451

View: 7787

The Cambridge edition of The White Peacock faithfully recovers Lawrence's words and punctuation.

Like Farmer, Like Son


Author: Adam Henson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147353044X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7591

‘People say “Like father, like son”, and the story of my life has mirrored my father’s to a quite uncanny degree. Right from when I was a little boy, he was my rock; my mentor; my hero. It is no exaggeration to say that he taught me virtually everything I know about both country life and television. Without him, I certainly would not be doing what I am today ...’ Like Farmer, Like Son is a truly remarkable account of Adam’s life that explores a hidden family history and the unbreakable bond between Adam and his life-long hero: his father Joe. In the 1940s and ‘50s, Joe, the son of stage and film star Leslie Henson, chose a completely different path, alien to his thespian parents and decided to pursue a career as a farmer. In addition, Joe overcame a serious stammer to become a regular broadcaster on Country Matters and also became the saviour of Britain’s rare breeds. He even put his business and his reputation at stake to open the world’s first Farm Park. Here, for the first time, Adam reveals the family traits, childhood experiences and farming wisdom which have made him the man he is today. As he trawls the family archive and discovers his own bloodline, Adam learns to understand and appreciate the famous grandfather he never knew and pays tribute to the wonderful father he has so recently lost.

The Yorkshire Shepherdess


Author: Amanda Owen

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0283071982

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8475

A Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller. Amanda Owen has been seen by millions on ITV's The Dales, living a life that has almost gone in today's modern world, a life ruled by the seasons and her animals. She is a farmer's wife and shepherdess, living alongside her husband Clive and seven children at Ravenseat, a 2000 acre sheep hill farm at the head of Swaledale in North Yorkshire. It's a challenging life but one she loves. In The Yorkshire Shepherdess she describes how the rebellious girl from Huddersfield, who always wanted to be a shepherdess, achieved her dreams. Full of amusing anecdotes and unforgettable characters, the book takes us from fitting in with the locals to fitting in motherhood, from the demands of the livestock to the demands of raising a large family in such a rural backwater. Amanda also evokes the peace of winter, when they can be cut off by snow without electricity or running water, the happiness of spring and the lambing season, and the backbreaking tasks of summertime – haymaking and sheepshearing – inspiring us all to look at the countryside and those who work there with new appreciation.

I Never Knew That about Yorkshire


Author: Christopher Winn

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN: 9780091933135

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 5693

Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on an intriguing journey through Britain's largest county, uncovering the hidden places, legends, secrets and fascinating characters of this unique and compelling piece of England. From England's largest vale and northern Europe's largest gothic cathedral to Britain's oldest city, Yorkshire is home to some of Britain's best architecture, most ravishing scenery and is the cradle of some of our country's most influential and individual characters. You will discover the only clog factory in the world, the first English actor to win an Oscar, the world's oldest association football club and largest expanse of medievel stained glass. This beautifully illustrated treasure trove is the perfect gift and will act as a wonderfully surprising and highly entertaining guide to one of England's most iconic counties.

Saunders Comprehensive Review of the NAVLE - E-Book


Author: Patricia Schenck

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 143771448X

Category: Medical

Page: 720

View: 9754

For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Two randomized, 360-question sample exams are available when this title is purchased as a print book (ISBN: 978-1-4160-2926-7). Don't leave your performance on the NAVLE® to chance! With so many ways to review for the veterinary board exam, studying is easy with Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NAVLE® -- and it's a smart investment! In-depth coverage of essential information in each of the major veterinary disciplines ensures that you are studying with the best veterinary board review book available. Written by noted educator Patricia Schenck to follow NAVLE® specifications, this is a valuable resource created specifically to help with NAVLE® exam preparation. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. NAVLE is a registered trademark owned by the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. This publication is not licensed by, endorsed by, or affiliated with the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Exam-based structure familiarizes you with the content you will see on the veterinary board exam and builds your knowledge step-by-step. Convenient, point-by-point outline format highlights the most essential data to streamline your NAVLE® exam preparation. Illustrations clarify and support key points. Case-based study questions test you on the clinical situations you will be challenged with on the exam and in practice. Answer key with rationales explains the logic behind each answer and reinforces important principles.

Little Alf

The true story of a pint-sized pony who found his forever home


Author: Hannah Russell

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 9780751568912

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 9274

There was once born a very little pony. Being quite so little, he was rejected by his herd, and the future looked bleak. A few fields over, a young girl was coming to terms with the fact that she would never be able to ride again. Unknowingly, they were about to change each other's lives . . . The pony was Little Alf, a Shetland pony with dwarfism, and the girl, Hannah, who rescued him aged sixteen. From charity work and building a business together, they became constant companions, though there have been a few casualties along the way - mainly garden ornaments and the neighbours' vegetables. Little Alf is the story of their life together - the adventures and the mischievous behaviour of the most adorable little pony.

The boy in the bush


Author: David Herbert Lawrence,Mary Louisa Skinner

Publisher: Southern Illinois Univ Pr


Category: Fiction

Page: 370

View: 7177

Unique among D. H. Lawrence’s writings, The Boy in the Bush, pub­lished in 1924, is the novel he wrote in collaboration with Mollie Skinner, a native of Western Australia, who provided the background that Law­rence’s vivid and matchless prose transformed into an exciting story of adventure and romance on the Australian frontier of the 1880s. The present edition is a reprint of the Secker 1924 London edition. In his Note on the Text Matthew J. Bruccoli discusses and gives the reasons for the selection of this text, and in his Preface Harry T. Moore places the novel in per­spective in the Lawrence canon.

Horse Vet

Chronicles of a Mobile Veterinarian


Author: Courtney S. Diehl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937862664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

View: 5599

Gunshot injuries. Breeding disasters. Controlling trainers, nutty horse owners, warm hearted clients and "laugh-out-loud-funny stories that you just can't make up"- Dr. Courtney deals with it all in this lively series of tales about the life of a mobile vet in the Colorado Rockies. In her stories from thirteen years as a mobile horse vet, whether running IV - fluids on top of a mountain or squaring off against an unethical cutting horse owner who calls her "Little Lady," Diehl makes us laugh, cry and smile. It's a journey that brings the reader onto the farms and into the clinic and shows what it's really like to be a mobile veterinarian.

Backyard Chickens

A Beginners Guide To Raising Backyard Chickens


Author: Nancy Ross

Publisher: PublishDrive

ISBN: 1508054681

Category: Pets

Page: 41

View: 3533

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO RAISE CHICKENS IN YOUR VERY OWN BACKYARD? Whether you want to learn what you need to get started, what the best breeds are, or understanding your chickens behaviour this book will help you. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Benefits of Backyard Chickens What You Need to Get Started Getting Setup to Bring the Chickens Home The Best Backyard Breeds Understanding the Basic Behaviors of Your Chicken Medical Issues With Your Chickens Making Money With Your Chickens Much, Much, More!

The Little Girl in the Radiator

A Personal Study of Alzheimer's Disease


Author: Martin Slevin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781452047867

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 8543

The story of one man's attempt to understand Alzheimer's disease as its progression slowly changed the personality of his mother. This is the hillariously funny, and often heart-breakingly sad story of a family's fight against dementia. A tale of love, joy, humanity and despair that will make you want to laugh and cry at the same time. This true story is full of wonderful characters, the Whistling Woman, who never said a word, Captain John,who thought he lived on a boat, the little man in the red bandana who had just had his brain cleaned, the Irish Band that lived in the house, and of course, the Little Girl in the Radiator, whose special secret was the key to the whole mystery. Over 25 million people in the world have dementia, and if each one has only three other family members who try to take care of them, then over 100 million people are directly or indirectly affected by a disease no-one fully understands. This book is for anyone who has an elderly relative.

Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow

My Life as a Country Vet


Author: Jan Pol,David Fisher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410473486


Page: 347

View: 3480

The star of The Incredible Dr. Pol shares amusing and often poignant tales from his four decades as a vet in rural Michigan. Born and raised on a Netherlands dairy farm, Dr. Jan Pol has been treating animals in rural Michigan since the 1970s. His more than 20,000 patients have included white mice, 2600-pound horses, and everything in between ? and he has amassed a wealth of stories while caring for this menagerie. Reminiscent of the James Herriot classics, this is a charming, fascinating, and funny memoir that will delight animal lovers everywhere.

The Travelling Vet

From pets to pandas, my life in animals


Author: Jonathan Cranston

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1760633976

Category: Pets

Page: N.A

View: 6053

Jonathan Cranston is no ordinary vet. In addition to his day job in the Oxfordshire countryside treating cows, dogs, pigs and cats, he's also worked with an astonishing range of species around the world, including crocodiles, rhinos and pandas. In this charming collection he introduces us to some of his favourite patients, ranging from beloved family pets through to magnificent creatures of the wild. Whether microchipping armadillos, anaesthetising giraffes or birthing a calf, Jonathan's love for his work and the entire animal kingdom is infectious. From the preposterous (castrating a sugar glider) to the poignant (encountering victims of rhino poaching), the stories in The Travelling Vet will delight and enthral every animal lover.

Dog Gone, Back Soon


Author: Nick Trout

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401305989

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4490

When Dr. Cyrus Mills returned home after inheriting his estranged father's veterinary practice, The Bedside Manor for Sick Animals, the last thing he wanted was to stay in Eden Falls, Vermont, a moment longer than absolutely necessary. However, the previously reclusive veterinarian pathologist quickly found that he actually enjoyed treating animals and getting to know the eccentric residents of the tiny provincial town-especially an alluring waitress named Amy. So Cyrus is now determined to make Bedside Manor thrive. Not an easy goal, given that Healthy Paws, the national veterinary chain across town, will stop at nothing to crush its mom-and-pop competitor. And the rival vet practice isn't Cyrus's only competition; a handsome stranger shows up out of nowhere who clearly has a mysterious past with Amy. To top it off, Cyrus finds himself both the guardian of a very unique orphaned dog and smack in the middle of serious small town drama. This charming sequel to The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs is a wild and delightful ride through one jam- packed week, where Cyrus must figure out how to outsmart the evil veterinary conglomerate, win back Amy's heart, solve several tricky veterinary cases, find a home for an orphaned dog, and detangle himself from an absurd case of mistaken identity. DOG GONE, BACK SOON brims with Nick Trout's trademark humor, charm, and captivating animal stories, and is proof that all dogs, lost or not, on four feet or two, deserve a second chance.